Winternational Writers Board Members

Board Of Directors

PAMELA GOLDSTEIN
FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN (5 years)

Call:519 730 0315
Email: boker_tov202@yahoo.ca

  • WRITER/EDITOR, EVENTS PLANNER
  • REGISTERED NURSE (RETIRED)
  • FORMER RADIO SHOW HOST/ PRODUCER

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YELDA BAYRAKTAR, M.F.A
CO-CHAIRMAN, TREASURER (I year)

WINDSOR ON

  • BUSINESS SPECIALIST
  • WRITER
  • ARTIST

BARBARA ZARZOSA CO-CHAIRMAN: (3 years)

WINDSOR ON

  • MEDIA CONSULTANT
  • WEB DESIGNER
  • TOUR GUIDE

JUSTINE ALLEY DOWSETT: (3 years)
CO-CHAIRMAN/MANAGER

Obtained a BA in Drama at the University of Windsor and owns Mirror World Publishing.

  • WRITER
  • FOUNDER/PUBLISHER OF MIRROR WORLD PUBLISHING

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 CHRIS EDWARDS : (1 year)

Digital Publishing Guru

Researcher for indie/self publishing and self promotion

  • NEWPAPER COLUMIST
  • WRITER
  • PUBLISHER (WALKERVILLE PUBLISHING)

 VICTORIA CROSS: (3 years)

Legal adviser, writer

WINDSOR ON

Lawyer for many years – An activist known as a Champion for defending human rights.

  • LAWYER
  • ARTIST

ROZ LULLOVE COOPERMAN: (2 years)
film producer/educator in film/screenplay

BLOOMFIELD HILLS MI USA

Creative and communication strategist, multimedia, live show, educational summits, exhibitions, award winning documentaries, innovative marketing/branding, social media and business development skill set. Was CEO/President, of her own production company in the greater Detroit area. Still consults while producing and directing to a diverse client base. Has worked internationally in many aspects of production, major events and community collaborations.  She continues to build relationships to benefit opportunities for viable outcomes designed to benefit others.

  • MOVIE PRODUCER
  • MEDIA CONSULTANT

TRACY BECKERMAN: (3 years)

Consultant for self promotion and column writing

NEW YORK, USA

  • NEWSPAPER COLUMINIST
  • WRITER

SUZETTE MARTINEZ STANDRING: (2 years)

MILTON, MARYLAND, USA

Nationally syndicated columnist with GateHouse Media and last year’s Will Rogers Humanitarian award recipient. Her two award winning books, The Art of Opinion Writing: Insider Secrets from Top Op-Ed Columnists (2014) and The Art of Column Writing (2008) are used in journalism courses such as Johns Hopkins University. Past president of The National Society of Newspaper Columnists, and the host of It’s All Write With Suzette, a cable TV show about writing.

  • WRITER
  • SPEAKER
  • NEWSPAPER COLUMNIST
  • 2017 RECIPIENT OF THE WILL ROGERS HUMANITARIAN AWARD

VERONIQUE PERRIER MANDAL: (3 years)

Media consultant and promoter

HARROW ON

Nurse, actor, writer, playwright, journalist and professor. Head of the MediaPlex at St. Clair College – teaches full time in the Journalism and Media Convergence programs and coordinates the Public Relations program. Hosts Scribes and Songsters on YourTV.
Was a journalist for CBC, BBC, TV Cogeco, the Windsor Star, Manchester Co-op News
and National Post. Winner of more than two dozen provincial, national and international awards in broadcasting, newspapers and magazines, including being named Journalist of the Year.

  • PROFESSOR HEAD OF JOURNALISM
  • PUBLIC RELATIONS
  • MEDIA CONVERGENCE AT ST CLAIR COLLEGE

MARTY GERVAIS: (4 years)

Poetry programmer, publisher, workshop teacher

WINDSOR ON

City of Windsor’s poet laureate. An award winning poet, journalist, photographer, playwright, historian, editor, and teacher, Has won many awards including Toronto’s Harbourfront Festival Prize. Resident Writing Professional at the University of Windsor – teaches editing, publishing and creative writing

  • NEWSPAPER COLUMINIST
  • POET LAUREATE
  • PUBLISHER (BLACK MOSS PRESS)

SHARON ONIEL: (3 years)

International writer

AURORA OH/ PALM BEACH, FLORIDA USA

  • WRITER
  • ENTREPRENEUR
  • HOSPICE NURSE

AUDREY FESTERYGA: (1 year)

Legal, government management, grant writer

KINGSVILLE ON

30+ year lawyer, Managing Partner at Festeryga Partners, Human Resource Professional (re’d) who has volunteered on many nfp/charitable Boards who passionately supports my communities

  • MANAGING DIRECTOR OF FESTERYGA PARTNERS

KIMBERLY BATCHELOR DAVIS: (3 years)

Outreach strategist

DETROIT MI

President/CEO of The BatchelorDavis Group provides expertise event planning, execution, outreach business strategy consultation. Passionate about advocacy, literacy, history, education, and women’s issues. Kimberly served as a community ambassador for Governor Jennifer Granholm. She actively supports Franklin Wright Settlements, DPTV 56 CAP Committee, S.D.C.R.L., New Leaders Council for Detroit and The National Black Public Relations Society through volunteerism and fundraising.

  • WRITER/PLAYWRIGHT
  • MEDIA EVENT PLANNER

CAROL REHME: (4 years)

Adviser, Conference Workshop Facilitator

DETROIT MI

LOVELAND COLORADO Award-winning author and editor, widely published in the inspirational market. Especially adept at interviewing and ghostwriting personal stories. Particularly interested in editing nonfiction books and coaching potential writers.

Specialties: WRITER’S COACH
FREELANCER: Editor, Writer, Ghostwrite

  • WRITER
  • EDITOR

ROBIN MARTIN: (4 years)

AMHERSTBURG ON

Award-winning author, poet, and creative writing teacher and chairman for creative arts with children at The Windsor International Writers Conference, including I want to be a Writer series, Young Authors Summer Camps, Childrens Arts Festival.

Zoo on the Moon received Honorable Mention at the 2013 Purple Dragonfly Book awards. June Bug Jamboree received the same award in 2014. Zoo on the Moon was selected for primary science curriculum in 147 countries by the IBLibrary.com in its newly developed primary year program.

  • TEACHER
  • WRITER
  • DIRECTOR OF YOUNG AUTHORS SUMMER CAMP

DR. ALEXANDER CITRON: (1 year)

Michigan outreach and educator

MICHIGAN, USA

CEO of Educationally Yours, Life-Long Educator. Graduate of Michigan State University(B.A.) and Wayne State University (Ph.D.) Print Literacy, Acculturation, and Acculturative Stress among Immigrant Mexican Women (2013) His written repertoire grows in the areas of character education, diversity and equity. He presents nationally and internationally on multiculturalism and bilingual education in teaching and learning.

FRED GROVES: (1 year)

County Outreach, Media consultant

ESSEX COUNTY

  • Freelance writer and journalist
  • Former journalist for Essex Times Newspaper
  •  Blog writer: read his posts at Essex Blog News

CHRISTIAN LAFORET: (1 Year)

Writer/ publisher

LASALLE, ON.

St. Clair College graduate of Animation, co-founder of Adventure Worlds Press (genre fiction) Author of The Space Between us, No Light Tomorrow.

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